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Song Premiere: Local Duo slenderbodies Reveal Crisp Cover of “Electric Feel”

Is it still too early to declare Oracular Spectacular a classic? MGMT’s debut features hits that have yet to fade, with “Electric Feel” shining particularly brightly. Local duo slenderbodies debuts their own cover of the single today, which you can hear exclusively below. Last year slenderbodies put out fabulist, a five-track EP, that established the […]

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Song Premiere: Zoe Sky Jordan Tackles a Fickle Love in “Everything I”

Los Angeles native Zoe Sky Jordan put out a jaunty alt-pop LP two years ago, proving herself as an enduring, emotive songwriter. A few months ago, she put out a new single, and today Grimy Goods has the opportunity to debut another cut, “Everything I,” which will appear on her forthcoming EP. Jordan pours her […]

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YACHT and French Vanilla Celebrate a Triumphant Return Home at the Lodge Room

Last Friday night YACHT headlined the Lodge Room, a new venue in a repurposed Masonic Temple in Highland Park. It’s beautiful inside, albeit up a flight of stairs (though fully wheelchair accessible!), and as a result, prone to overheat; can’t blame the people for wanting to dance and shake all night long. The room was […]

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Interview: Josh Ocean Talks NVDES, Getting Nvde, and La Nvdité

Earlier this year, NVDES dropped volume one of an EP series called La Nvdité, and they did not waste any time getting to volume two. Josh Ocean is the mastermind of the project, bringing his worldly and generous spirit to life through his music. He has been quite busy over the past year, cramming in […]

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Song Premiere: Molly DeWolf is Patient with Love on her Debut Single, “8 Seconds”

Molly DeWolf made her first impression on Los Angeles this past Monday to a crowd packed like sardines at the Winston House in Venice. She had been working toward this end for awhile, as the former director of Harvard’s a cappella group and an American Idol alum, but she quickly became disillusioned with music industry […]

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Show Review: The ritual of Francine Thirteen, with support from Glitter Trails at the Satellite LA

The Satellite was never a venue I could pigeonhole for any particular genre. You may wander in and see a dream rock quintet, or even a mystical performance art piece, and possibly both on the same night, as it was this past Tuesday. Glitter Trails opened up for Francine Thirteen, covering both ends of the […]

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Song Premiere: Francine Thirteen Flaunts Female Empowerment in “The Huntress”

Though she is not new to creating music, the name Francine Thirteen may be new to you. A quick sift through her Soundcloud will enlighten any layperson what her music is all about, namely, feminine power that bucks male narratives. Her latest project is titled “Lust Heals, Give Me My Sin Again,” of which the […]

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Song Premiere: Sci-Fi Synth Pop Anthem From Enigmatic Skatterplot

Steven Solomon is a trained jazz musician who performs as the character Skatterplot, only ever seen in a red mask. Ironically, when he writes music, he feels most free. His latest track, “Don’t Stop the Fight” is an uplifting synth pop anthem that wears his resilience on his sleeve; listen to the premiere below. Skatterplot […]

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HDLSS Dumb It Down With Nuanced Complexity

We currently live in a culture of rabid misinformation. Talking heads try to convince us that our feelings are equivalent to facts. Truth is virtually meaningless. It will take decades to confront and undo these issues, and in all likelihood they will never actually be eradicated. And yet we still must fight, through whatever action […]

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Hot Band Alert: NVDES Bare All on La NVDITÉ Vol. 1

Local DIY pop outfit, NVDES, has earned a reputation for eccentricity. They released their debut Life With Lobsters EP less than a year ago, giving very little information about the band itself until it was out. Frontman and main collaborator, Josh Ocean, said this was “to establish the world in which NVDES exists,” one that […]

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